Heartless thug shoots kitten with crossbow as family offer £500 reward

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A devastated family is offering a £500 reward for information about who shot their pet kitten to death with a crossbow.

Tigger was just seven-and-a-half months old when it staggered back to its owner's house in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland, at around 5pm on March 16.

The distressed moggie had been shot in the abdomen by the callous thug and the bolt had punctured the young kitten's heart, near the village of Kells.

Police have issued an appeal for information about the attack which has devastated family members, according to Belfast Live.

He added: "There is a £500 reward for the person that helps me find the murderer of our family pet. Please share so we can get justice for this poor animal, someone has to know something.

"The arrow punctured the kitten's heart and is now put to sleep. Words can't describe how I feel about this! An innocent kitten can't go outside without getting shot with a bloody crossbow."

Another member of the family said: "Who would do this to a poor defensive animal? This type of cruelty cannot be allowed to happen, makes my blood boil."

Officers in Mid and East Antrim said in the early hours of March 17: "Police attended a call today in the area of Connor whereby a young cat 'Tigger' has lost his life. This was as a result of been shot by a bolt.

"The young cat returned to his home address today at around 1700 after being let out at 1200. Police are requesting for any information to assist with an on going investigation into this matter.

"Should anyone from the Kells and Connor area feel the information they have may be useful please contact the police on 101 quoting CC 1746 16/03/21."

Peta, which campaigns for the ethical treatment of animals, says being cruel to them shows "deep mental disturbance".

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